Peculiar portrayals: Mormons on the page, stage, and screen
Decker, Mark T., editor
Austin, Michael, editor
Utah State University Press, publisher
In a time when Mormons appear to have larger roles in everything from political conflict to television shows and when Mormon-related topics seem to show up more frequently in the news, eight scholars take a close look at Mormonism in popular media: film, television, theater, and books. Some authors examine specific works, including the Tony-winning play Angels in America, the hit TV series Big Love, and the bestselling books Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith and The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint. Others consider the phenomena of Mormon cinema and Mormon fiction the use of the Mormon missionary as a stock character in films and the noticeably prominent presence of Mormons in reality television shows.--Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Mormons in mass media